Thanks for your message. I’m sorry, I prefer not to host guests who aren’t happy with the prices that I ask, as my aim is to make my guests happy. (Declined.)
I must admit I once got a request for an entire month, the busiest month of the year, and she offered a ridiculous price (less than a third of the quoted price for a whole-month discount… or in other words about 80% off what I could earn for that month with short stays). She said I should rent it to her as she would be very clean, she would pay up front and the whole month would be booked. She had zero reviews and only one verification. I told her that I’m not in the habit of giving €2000 to complete strangers.
Hands down the funniest one that asked blunt questions all answered in the ad, and I finally declined him with the same answer (I don’t believe you’ll be happy here). The sort of guest that books inner city then gets annoyed there is traffic or no views of a farm nearby, etc, because they didn’t read the description. He continued to send questions starting with, “I intend to book your apartment, as long as you provide (x, y, z) and as long as you have (x, y, z)” which were of course things I don’t do and features my property doesn’t have. Even after being told point-blank that I have declined him and will not be hosting, the reply was along the lines of, “Very well, in that case I am prepared to pay (slight discount) which is more than I offered before.”
How about “NO”, buddy?